Gochujang Paste – Flavourful Noodles

For my birthday this year my colleague gifted me a little goodie bag of Korean condiments. This included the best, most fragrant sesame oil and a tub of GOCHUJANG. Gochujang is a condiment paste made out of fermented soy beans, red chilli, brown rice and salt. It’s sweet, savoury, pungent and all things good. 

Another reason I love it is because if I am adding Gochujang to a dish it always delivers on taste and will make the simplest of dishes taste good. Here is my recipe of a Gochujang sauce that I added to Boiled Japanese Udon. Hope you like it as much as I do!


  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Roasted Pure sesame oil
  • 1 cup Onion, thats been cut into small cubes
  • 2 large cloves of Garlic, finely minced
  • 2  Tbs of Gochujang paste
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli flakes
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Pak choy
  • Boiled Udon (2 people serving)


How to Cook:

  1. Heat the olive and sesame oil in a pan and add the onions when hot; turn the flame to medium low and sautee onion for a minute.
  2. Add the garlic and continue sauteeing for about 2 minutes.
  3. Now add the chilli flakes and gochujang paste and mix until well combined.
  4. Add water and let it simmer while you chop up the pak choy into evenly sized quaters.
  5. Boil the packet Udon (this should take about 5 Minutes, 3 to 4 if you like it al dente. I suggest following the timing instruction on the packet).
  6. While the Udon is boiling, add the pak choy and mix well (I added cut up ham as well but this is completely optional)
  7. Once the udon is boiled, drain it and add to the gochujan sauce and stir to coat all the noodles and serve when ready!

Note: you can also add some Shiitake mushrooms to the noodles, enjoy! 🙂


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